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DECAPITATED Off CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

Poland's DECAPITATED have reportedly dropped off the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE and special guests HYPOCRISY and VILE. No reason was given for DECAPITATED's withdrawal from the trek. The tour — CANNIBAL CORPSE's first in support of their upcoming "The Wretched Spawn" CD — will kick off on February 14 and will ...

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DEICIDE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Florida death metallers DEICIDE have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary with special performances by "new hits, old ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Name New Album

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have set "Warkult" as the title for their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Will To Kill" will be recorded in February with producer Jean-Francois Degenais (KATAKLYSM, MISERY INDEX) and will coincide with the band's planned European summer ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Talks About The RANDY RHOADS Sexual Encounter

Sharon Osbourne appeared on the "Howard Stern Show" on Friday (December 5) to discuss her family's upcoming book, "Ordinary People: Our Story", and the recent revelation that she cheated on Ozzy in 1980 with his then-guitarist Randy Rhoads. According to a synopsis of Friday's show (as reported by MarksFriggin.com), "Howard asked Sharon Osbourne about the ...

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ADRIFT To Record Debut EP

ADRIFT, the new "emotive, aggro hard-rock" band featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen and ex-EPITAPH/RESURRECTION drummer Kevin Astl, will enter AudioHammer Studios (SUMMON, BURNING INSIDE, CONTROL DENIED, GOD FORBID, MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) in Sanford, Florida next week to begin recording their debut EP, tentatively due early next year. Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM) will be producing the CD, ...

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DIO To Enter Studio In January

The songwriting process for the new DIO record is coming along nicely, and if all goes as planned, the band should be ready to start recording sometime in January 2004, according to a post on the group's web site. In other news, DIO have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air ...

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MAYHEM To Team Up With DECAPITATED For European Tour

MAYHEM, DECAPITATED, and probably KRISIUN and ANAAL NATHRAKH will be teaming up for a European tour beginning on April 8 and running through May 16. More details will be made available soon. In other news, DECAPITATED will join forces with ROTTING CHRIST, EXTOL, THUS DEFILED and ANATA for a 10-date trek through England, Scotland and ...

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ANTHRAX, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MAYHEM Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ANTHRAX, BAL-SAGOTH, CATHEDRAL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DESTRUCTION, EKTOMORF, HYPOCRISY, MAYHEM, SCHANDMAUL and ZODIAC MINDWARP are the latest bands confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a ...

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ANAL CUNT's SETH PUTNAM: 'CHRIS BARNES Is A Pussy'

ANAL CUNT frontman Seth Putnam reportedly caused SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes to cut short his band's headlining performance at The Living Room in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24 by screaming obscenities at the former CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist and challenging him to a fight. The following is Putnam's account of the incident, as ...

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HEARSE: Sophomore Album To Surface In March

Sweden's HEARSE, the band featuring former ARCH ENEMY/NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, have set a March 2004 release date through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) for their sophomore full-length album, "Armageddon Mon Amour". The CD was recorded earlier this summer at Basement Audio System in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Jonas ...

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DECAPITATED Finalize Track Listing For 'The Negatron'

Polish tech-death masters DECAPITATED have finalized the track listing for their third full-length album, "The Negatron", due in February 2004 through Wicked World/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nihility" was recorded at Hertz Studio in Poland with engineers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski and is being described by bassist Martin as "very very strong," with a ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Name New Album

Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "The Wretched Spawn" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in February through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed" is currently being recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST). The complete track listing for "The Wretched ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 1,000,000 Records Sold

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE recently reached the one-million mark for combined sales of all their albums. Bandmembers Alex Webster, Pat O'Brien, George Fisher and Jack Owen commemorated the occasion with Metal Blade Records owner/CEO Brian Slagel at Sonic Ranch studios in El Paso, Texas. where the band are currently recording the follow-up to 2002's ...

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ABORTED To Record New EP In February

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark in February 2004 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, INVOCATOR, HATESPHERE, etc) to record a new mini-CD, tentatively titled "Bloodfix". The follow-up to this year's "Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done" will contain three new songs, a reworked version of "The Sanctification ...

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EXHUMED's 'Anatomy Is Destiny' Banned In Germany

Due to pressure from German government ratings groups, Relapse Records' German distribution partner SPV has been forced to withdraw EXHUMED's new record, "Anatomy Is Destiny", from distribution on the brink of its release and on the eve of the band's European headlining tour. Ratings groups deemed the band photos inside "Anatomy Is Destiny"EXHUMED's ...

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The Burning Passion - DIVINE RAPTURE

Here's the solution: maybe death metal needs to take some time out from itself, perhaps the equivalent of a holiday in hell. Because if we hear one more band that sounds like a) MORBID ANGEL b) CANNIBAL CORPSE or c) MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE, we're going to scream. And we don't mean for the ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Enter Studio Next Week

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will be heading back to the studio on September 15 to start the recording process for the follow-up to last year's "Gore Obsessed", due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The band will once again record at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS ...

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KATAKLYSM: More North American Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced more dates as part of their "From Shadows to Dust" North American tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 11 - Calgary, AB @ The Machine * Sep. 12 - Edmonton, AB @ Stars * Sep. 13 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange * Sep. 16 - Thunder Bay, ...

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JAMES MURPHY BENEFIT Concert: Last-Minute Lineup Shuffles

Several changes have been made to the lineup of bands set to perform at the James Murphy Benefit concert on September 6 at Venom Night Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Joining headliners SIX FEET UNDER on the bill will be DIABOLIC, CYST, POWER SLAVE (the IRON MAIDEN tribute band featuring Jack Owen of CANNIBAL CORPSE), ...

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MINISTRY Frontman To Remix EMINENCE Track

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen is set to do a remix of the track "Citizen Zero" from Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE (featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass). The song comes off EMINENCE's forthcoming CD, "Humanology", due in November through Switzerland's Timeless Productions. "Humanology", the follow-up to 1999's "Chaotic System", is currently being recorded at ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Release Four-Disc Boxset In November

CANNIBAL CORPSE will be celebrating their 15th anniversary as a band with the release of a four-disc boxset (three CDs and one DVD), titled "15-Year Killing Spree", due on November 3 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "15-Year Killing Spree" is as follows: Disc One - Best of Volume 1 01. Shredded ...

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SIX FEET UNDER To Headline JAMES MURPHY BENEFIT

SIX FEET UNDER have been confirmed to headline the James Murphy Benefit concert on September 6 at Venom Night Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Joining Chris Barnes and Co. at the gig will be PATH OF MAN (featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE members Jack Owen and Paul Mazurkiewicz along with HELSTAR/SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera), DIABOLIC, MONSTROSITY, ...

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SPAWN OF POSSESSION Added To NO MERCY FESTIVALS 2004 Tour

Swedish death metallers SPAWN OF POSSESSION are the latest band to be confirmed for the upcoming No Mercy Festivals 2004 European tour, which is scheduled to take place between March 29 and April 12. Exact cities and dates for the trek — which will include additional appearances by CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY, KATAKLYSM, CARPATHIAN FOREST, VOMITORY, ...

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